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AWS Security Essentials

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Trent Hayes
Trent has been an educator for twenty years and holds two degrees in education. He has taught many levels including high school, college, and adult education. He started his IT career ten years ago as a network engineer and spent several years working in a traditional data center before moving over to learning and teaching cloud infrastructure and technologies.

1. Introduction

About the Author

00:02:09

Course Tools

00:03:42

AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget

00:03:56

2. Secure Global Infrastructure and Compliance

Regions, Availability Zones, and Endpoints

00:08:45

VPC Endpoints

00:08:29

IAM and Compliance

00:02:51

Exercise: AWS Global Infrastructure

00:30:00

Quiz: Secure Global Infrastructure and Compliance

3. Shared Responsibility and Trusted Advisor

Shared Responsibility Model

00:05:40

Trusted Advisor

00:05:00

Quiz: Shared Responsibility Model and Trusted Advisor

4. Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Root User

00:08:13

Users and Groups

00:10:34

Roles

00:13:23

Policies

00:10:01

Visual Editor for Policy Creation

00:02:01

Access Advisor

00:03:53

Exercise: Writing IAM Policies

00:30:00

Quiz: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

5. Encryption Essentials

Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption

00:08:19

HSM and KMS

00:10:15

New Lab System Walkthrough

00:02:10

Learning Activity: AWS Security Essentials - KMS Integration with S3

01:00:00

Quiz: Encryption Essentials

6. OS-Level Access

Overview and SSH

00:09:55

Bastion Host

00:02:07

Linux Example

00:16:04

Windows Remote Desktop Example

00:07:16

Windows Bash Example

00:07:23

Windows PuTTY Example

00:04:41

Learning Activity: AWS Security Essentials - Securing Connections with a Bastion Host

01:00:00

Quiz: OS-Level Access

7. Data Security

Securing Data at Rest: S3 and Glacier

00:10:07

Securing Data at Rest: EBS and RDS

00:05:42

Securing Data at Rest: DynamoDB and EMR

00:04:37

Decommissioning Data and Media

00:02:40

Securing Data in Transit

00:04:55

Learning Activity: AWS Security Essentials - VPC Endpoints and Securing S3

01:00:00

Quiz: Data Security

8. OS Security

Custom AMIs and Bootstrapping

00:12:26

AWS Systems Manager- Patching/Automation

00:14:35

Mitigating Malware and Abuse

00:03:49

Learning Activity: Preparing an Instance for a Custom AMI

01:00:00

Quiz: OS Security

9. Infrastructure Security

VPC Security

00:08:40

Network Segmentation

00:13:31

Strengthening and Threat Protection Layer

00:07:50

Testing and Measurement

00:02:38

AWS Web Application Firewall and Shield

00:08:03

Learning Activity: AWS Security Essentials - Network Segmentation Lab

01:30:00

Quiz: Infrastructure Security

10. Monitoring, Alerting , and Auditing

Monitoring Basics

00:03:40

AWS Config

00:05:56

AWS Systems Manager- Inventory and Insights

00:04:16

AWS Inspector

00:05:52

AWS GuardDuty

00:04:04

Learning Activity: AWS Security Essentials - Using Config to Audit Resources

01:00:00

Quiz: Monitoring, Alerting , and Auditing

Conclusion

Thank You and Next Steps

00:00:42

Quiz: Practice Exam

Details

This course will prepare the prospective student to be more security minded with their architecture in AWS.  In addition, you will find that the subjects and materials covered within this course will also equip the student with the knowledge and hands-on experience with various AWS services dealing with encryption, monitoring, and auditing. 

Study Guides

Important Course Links

This file has the link to the course supplement, the AWS Acceptable Use Policy and to a couple of guides to further assist with SSH connections to instances.

DoD- National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

Ther DoD standards referred to in the decommissioning data part of the course.

NIST- Guidelines for Media Sanitization

The NIST Standards referred to in the decommissioning data part of the course

AWS Security Best Practices Whitepaper

The whitepaper from AWS that discusses best practices for security.

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